Economy Minister Naftali Bennett arrived at Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheve to visit wounded soldiers on Sunday and said, "Over the course of the morning I met many soldiers who've been active in the last few days. Col. Rassan Alian is a brother. He's in very good condition
and he's determined that his division will complete its mission which is critical to defend the residents of Israel."
He added that, "We found anesthetics on the bodies of the terrorists (that would have been used) in order to kidnap Israelis and take them to the Strip. We are saving lives. We will persevere through all of the hits we suffer until the mission is completed."